Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Key Linksblm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monumentblm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible TravelResponsible travel (read Imagine Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the potential of expanding livelihoods and conserving cultural and natural heritage in rural areas. That said, communication has often been lackluster. Visitors are told to stay away or nothing …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo: Lovell Canyon Spotlight on Nevada’s Spring Mountains. The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area features a helpful visitor center. Is there snow on the mountains? Key Linksgomtcharleston.com [email protected] Google Maps WeatherLocal Forecast …

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve

Photo: Springs Preserve Placque Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of wat …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: View from Imperial Point Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 …

International Dark Sky Park

Lingo Cards darksky.org: An IDA International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) is a land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and/or public enjoyment. The land may be publicly owned, or privately owned provided that the landowner(s) consent to …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Questions What would locals like visitors to …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Poster Spotlight on Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. HeadlinesEnvironmental defenders in Colombia are being killed in alarming numbers – Vox INaturalistcolombia.inaturalist.orgprojects New!pionerosenconservacion.net – @P_Conservacion Ciclo [email protected]_siete [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] FacebookParques Nacionales Naturales de ColombiaYaguareté Science and NatureInstituto. Humboldt Videos Animalario de …

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Photo: Elf Owl Spotlight on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Key Linksnps.gov/orpi/index.htmNews releasesPark newspaperPark Planning Trees and [email protected] Questions Does the park have a friends’ group? How is the border wall impacting Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/s2rbG8H6mhg3GoqD8 HeadlinesVideo shows cacti being bulldozed at national monument during border wall constructionTrump border wall may damage …